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, but threatening from above, at michigan stadium, torrential rain and lightning sent 110,000 fans scrambling for cover. twice. >> we are suspended here. >> reporter: cutting short the michigan-western michigan game with about a minute and a half left in the third quarter. both teams agreed it was too dangerous to go on, handing michigan the win. >> we're worried about the kids, you know? you go out there and you play yoyo heart out and then you're back in for another half hour and you get five-minute warmup and then all of a sudden the lightning strike comes again and then you come back in -- it didn't look like this was going to get any better. >> reporter: it didn't. not in michigan or iowa city, where, for the first time ever, lightning and rain delayed iowa's home opener against tennessee tech. another historic first? at notre dame, three hours of storm delays, two evacuations of the 80,000-seat stadium. >> and they announced an evacuation of the stadium just as the teams headed to the locker room at halftime. >> reporter: ironically, moments earlier, the parents of declan sullivan were
. >> reporter: the most ferocious opponent was not on the field, but threatening from above, at michigan stadium, torrential rain and lightning sent 110,000 fans scrambling for cover. twice. >>>>e are suspended here. >> reporter: cutting short the michigan-western michigan game with about a minute and a half left in the third quarter. both teams agreed it was too dangerous to go on, handing michigan the win. >> we're worried about the kids, you know? you go out there and you play your heart out and then you're back into another half hour and you get five-minute warm up and then the lightning strike comes again and then you come back in -- it didn't look like this was going to get any better. >> reporter: it didn't. not in michigan or iowa city, where, for the first time ever, lightning and rain delayed iowa's home opener against tennessee tech. another historic first? at notre dame, three hours of storm delays, two evacuations of the 80,000-seat stadium. >> and they announced an evacuation of the stadium just as the teams headed to the locker room at halftime. >> reporter: i ronnicly, moments ea
in michigan, and he is set to deliver a speech in downtown detroit. it should serve as a preview to his big thursday night speech on job creation. i'm joined mou live by the mayor of lancing, michigan. mr. mayor, thank you for joining me. >> my pleasure. >> what are your expectations for the president's visit to your state? >> well, look, we're happy -- always happy to have him in michigan to see what's actually happening on the ground. you know, we're grateful for his action in saving the auto industry, which is going strong. that's an investment in gm and chrysler that is paying back. that's what is saving us in lancing. our manufacturings sector is -- it's coming -- barrelling back, and it's a reminder that we need to put the p in gdp. the reality is you have to make things in america. that's the problem. it's the outsourcing and the off shoring that is practically killing the economy. we need a main street agenda. what i am hoping to hear from the president is his willingness to go even further. the transportation thing, yeah, that's important. we need to put the p back in gdp. we need
did this. the bomb tearing apart the car of a michigan man. hear his call to 911. >>> also some incredible new pictures from nasa this morning. we'll explain what it is, when we come back. >>> and returning to our top story this morning. another nervous day ahead for investors and traders after the dow took a major dive yesterday. officially wiping out the gains made over the past year. a staggering fact there. on top of that, tokyo's nikkei average was closed today. but other markets are falling. hong kong's hang seng, down 333 points. in london, the ftse opened sharply lower. on wall street, the dow plunged almost 400 points yesterday. meanwhile, the nasdaq index fell 82 1/2. >>> mortgage interest rates are near record lows. the average now is 4.09 for a 30-year fixed rate loan. rates have been below 5% for all but two weeks this year. it's a great time to refinance. but the federal reserve says more than 2 million homeowners could not refinance last year because they did not meet the new, stricter criteria. >>> also, the price of gold down this morning, as well. a loss more t
talking about how to get americans back to work. this morning, he'll head to detroit, michigan, where the unemployment rate is a staggering 14.1%. 5% above the national average. >> we need to put our differences aside and do the right thing for our economy. >> the trip comes on the heels of the weakest job report in almost a year. and just as the election season kicks into full swing. >> we have zero confidence, zero faith in a president. >> in new hampshire last night, former massachusetts governor mitt romney tried to convince a tea party crowd he can fix the economy. >> we had last month, zero job creation. a shutout is ok in baseball. not good when you're talking about jobs. >> romney will unveil his jobs proposal in nevada on tuesday but he's not the only one with a plan. president obama will unveil his on thursday while other g.o.p. hopefuls are also working on their ideas. >> it is the principles i adopt are permanent fixes rather than temporary gimmicks that we've t >> minnesota congressman is proposing reducing the corporate to 20%. >> jon huntsman is calling for sweeping job
obama will spend his labor day in michigan a state hard hit by employment. in his annual address, the president is expected to preview his jobs plan to union workers and their families in detroit. he'll unveil his entire plan in a speech on thursday night. the administration says it will lay out a series of steps that congress could act upon, including transportation and infrastructure initiatives. initiatives to help homeowners and tax breaks to support new hires. >> if you are not hiring, you're unpatriotic according to the international brotherhood of teamers james hoffa. on the state of the union, hoffa called apple, general electric and pfizer unpatriotic for opening factories and stores overseas instead of investing in employment right here in the united states. he said, big companies have a responsibility to get americans back to work and if they aren't doing that, president obama should call them out. >> i think the president should challenge the patriotism of these american corporations that are sitting on the sidelines saying why do we have high unemployment but i'm not
, and traverse city, michigan. thunderstorms in the southwest from flagstaff to denver. >> 80 in salt lake city. 82 in boise. 70 in seattle. dallas 99. omaha 86. detroit 91. 71 in boston. 79 in new york. 80s from new orleans to miami. >>> and more federal help is on the way to vermont's flood zone. president obama has approved some major disaster aid for storm survivors in addition to the emergency relief that femem is providing as well. crews have made progress though in the meantime, repairing roads and restoring electricity knocked out of course by irene just a few days ago. view in vermont have ever seen damage like, this including coffins washed out of cemetery grounds. >>> on new york's long island, crews are working 16-hour days to restore power to the 500,000 people who lost it after irene blew through there. there are still just under 100,000 homes and businesses waiting for the power to come back on. the power company crews will work through the holiday weekend until everyone is back online. >>> and the mysterious death at a san diego mansion has been ruled a suicide. the body of rebe
panetta. severe storms in the midwest around chicago, green bay, milwaukee and travers city, michigan. thunderstorms from the twin cities to des moines, showers and thunderstorms in the rockies and morning fog along the pacific northwest. >>> a mild 70 in seattle, 95 in sacramento, phoenix hits 108 and albuquerque, 88. just shy of 100 in dallas. 90s from kansas city to detroit. 79 in new york. 88 in miami. >>> overseas now where former libyan leader moammar gadhafi is issuing some defiant new messages. broadcast from his secret hidewithout gadhafi warned that loyalist loyalists were armed and preparing for battle. he says there will be no surrender. a second audio message he accused nato of trying to occupy libya and steal its oil. meantime, international leaders including secretary of state hillary clinton lined up in support of libya's rebel leaders. this came during a meeting in paris. she warned the reblgss to secure the weapons stockpiles that were collected by the gadhafi regime and make sure they are not used to threaten libya's neighbors. >>> a virginia utility company says la
the stadium twice because of heavy rain and lightning. and university of michigan's game against western michigan was stopped late in the third quarter because of lightning. and it never resumed. michigan, by the way, keeping score, won that game. >>> finally, it seems that movie stars are never out of the spotlight. but just ask crystal the monkey. the primate star of "night at the museum," and "the hangover part 2," was spotted on a flight from l.a. to newark yesterday. the 17-year-old female monkey smiled for her fans and posed for pictures. how about that? i did a little research. and i could not find an faa regulation that says you cannot let a monkey buy a ticket and fly on a plane. >> ron asked his producer, why is this monkey sitting in first class? >> as far as we know, she was in coach. you know? a beer. >> low-key. incognito. >>> let's check the weather. we're going back to scott padgett, from our miami station, local 10, wplg, also known as tropical storm lee. >> thanks so much there -- is it david? >> i knew that was coming. >> let's take a look at what's going on. a cold fr
dropped him at the university of michigan for debate camp for three weeks and thought he would be okay. wrong. he called me up two days later and felt dumb. he said the other kids at camp were far ahead of him and started yelling at me for not getting him in a better school. problem is, that he's already in the best school in our city. he says, i don't know what they're preparing us for but it's not college. my poor kid has discovered something we've known for years, not all school districts are created equal. there are at love factors for this, of course. but the one i find most telling is the correlation between poverty and academic achievement. according to the u.s. census bureau, grand rapids, michigan, has a 28.9% poverty rate amongst school age children. only 30% of students who take the michigan exam were proficient in math, 43% proficient in reading. when you look at the poorer cities in my state you'll find some numbers below 10%. conversely, the 10 wealthiest districts have scores in the mid 70s up to 90. how is that leaving no child behind? this correlation, not unique to mi
from the dakotas to upper michigan. heavy downpours from southern texas to tampa. thunderstorms from arizona up to montana. >> 74 in boston. 91 in atlanta. 88 in miami. mostly 90s from minneapolis to indianapolis. dallas, phoenix and colorado springs soar past the 100-degree mark yet again. >> staying hot there for sure. >>> the white house appears to be on the losing end of a politicacafight in washington. president obama agreed to move his major jobs speech after republicans complained that it conflicted with their presidential debate. mr. obama will speak on thursday, the same night as the nfl's first game of the season. with more on the jobs speech here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: the president knows solving the job crisis may be the key to keeping his job. republicans in congress know that too. which may explain why the two parties can't even agree on a date. >> we are at a moment when we need to take significant action. >> reporter: officially, 13.9 million americans are out of work. but economists say the real number is nearly twice that size. including people in part-t
school football team. most of the players of fourth and high in dearborn, michigan, are muslims. for the last month or so they were fasting all day. >> no food or water from sun-up 'til sundown, not good timing getting ready for a long season. what the team chose to do is remarkable and a lesson for everyone. we'll have that story just ahead on "the early show." ,,,,,,,,,, [ screaming ] [ zapping ] there goes dwayne's car. oh, man. there goes dwayne's house. whoa! whoa! and there goes dwayne. man, that thing does not like dwayne. [ male announcer ] state farm's got you covered. nice landing. it was. [ male announcer ] get to a better state. p-g and e has fired four inspectors, who lied about examinin >>> good morning. 825. i'm grace lee. pg&e has fired four inspectors who lied about examining underground electrical equipment. the utility launched an investigation last november after getting a tip from an employee about phony inspections. the utility says they were falsified in 25 locations, six of them right here in the bay area. >>> a string of crimes has hit cal students in te
obama at a labor day event speaking before a crowd in detroit, michigan. we'll have much more on what vice president biden had to say. perhaps he will talk more about the jobs situation as we heard from president obama earlier. in the meantime, there's a live shot for you. as the vice president speaks we'll bring you anything that he has to say of any substance, a little later. >> heather: hello i'm heather childers welcome to a new hour of america's news headquarters. >> gregg: and i'm gregg jarrett. jobs and more jobs. in what is being described as a preview of the president's speech, that he will be delivering this thursday to congress, the president telling union members today in detroit, the time for washington games is over. congress needs to move quickly to create jobs. on this labor day the president touting his efforts to save the auto industry. >> the president: we said that american auto workers could once again build the best cars in the world. [ cheering and applause ] >> the president: so we stood by the auto industry. and we made some tough choices that were necessary t
of the players of fourth and high in dearborn, michigan, are muslims. for the last month or so they were fasting all day. >> no food or water from sun-up 'til sundown, not good timing getting ready for a long season. what the team chose to do is remarkable and a lesson for everyone. we'll have that story just ahead on "the early show." get america's favorite coffee for america's favorite single-serve brewer. try all five delicious varieties, only at dunkin' donuts stores. let's take a look at the forecast, gray skies, no showers. we had a little bit of light rain overnight. for another half hour i will keep that graphic in place. 83 degrees going to be the high. tonight partly cloudy 65. tomorrow partly sunny, 88 degrees. pretty darn good weekend. over to sharon gibala with the traffic. . good morning, we pick up accidents, one on a major roadway, 795. southbound direction. watch for crash in randal, elm cross, another one in one at olds pore, one on st. paul at east preston. there is a look at your speeds and drive times in the beltway. life look at the topside, stop and go there at harford ro
these american soldiers returning home from wars overseas. this from michigan: >> what's it like right now, just to finally have him in your arms? >> it's amazing, it's awesome. you know, being over there, i just tried not to think about it, because i had a mission to do, so actually being home now, being home, you know, kind of hard to describe. so i'm just really happy. bill: that's the picture of the day, isn't it? look at that. national guard troops in michigan just finishing a seven-month deployment in the war. martha: all right. this is not so great. we've got those bad jobs numbers that came in from august, zero jobs added in the month of august, and add one group in america, black americans, struggling to find work is really a standout in terms of the bad situation here. mike tobin is live on that for us in chicago. hi mike. >> reporter: hi martha. you mentioned the zero job growth and national unemployment figure, but they only get worse among african-americans. if you look at the number of black americans unemployed, that figure is about 17 percent, the unemployment figures are a litt
in dearborn, michigan, are muslims. for the last month or so they were fasting all day. >> no food or water from sun-up 'til sundown, not good timing getting ready for a long season. what the team chose to do is remarkable and a lesson for everyone. we'll have that story just ahead on "the early show." [ agent ] so your policy looks good, is there anything else? why did you buy my husband a falcon? thanks for the falcon. i didn't buy anyone a falcon. sure, you did. you saved us a lot of money on auto insurance. i used that money to buy a falcon. ergo, you bought me a falcon. i should've got a falcon. most people who switch to state farm save on average about $480. what they do with it, well, that's their business. oh, that explains a lot, actually. [ chuckles ] [ male announcer ] another reason people switch to state farm. aw, i could've gotten a falcon. [ male announcer ] get to a better state. [ falcon screeches ] ♪ we could have had it all ♪ you had my heart and soul in your hand ♪ >>> well that's your your typical summer sound but adele has been all over the place, coming up we'll
storms around sioux falls, fargo, minneapolis and the upper peninsula of michigan. show frers burlington, vermont, to pittsburgh. thunderstorms in the rockies. >> triple digits in phoenix and colorado springs. 91 in sacramento. and just 68 in seattle. 90s from the twin cities to kansas city. 102 in dallas. 83 here in new york. and 91 in atlanta. >>> well, the forecast in one spanish town yesterday, sunny with a chance of meatballs, almost. but it was raining tomatoes, thanks to the massive food fight called the tomatina. >> some 40,000 folks showed up for this year's annual event. 120 tons of ripe tomatoes are tossed from trucks to the crowds who then toss them at each other. and for all that, the revels last just one hour, then the town opens up all the fire hydrants so everyone can wash off. this actually dates all the way back to 1944 and started very innocently dudung a parade when two kids had a tomato fight. >> look at all the fun. i guess you really have to love tomatoes to be into that. >> you would have to. good thing they have those hydrants. >> i love that book, cloudy with a
morning frost in wisconsin and the upper peninsula of michigan. showers and thunderstorms from southern california to vegas and the rockies. >> a wet 79 in salt lake city. 85 in albuquerque. 95 in sacramento. 70s from fargo to kansas city. upper 60s from boston to atlanta. 91 in miami. >>> weather news does not stop there. japan is also reeling from some pretty extreme weather. heavy rain today in the wake of sunday's typhoon which was the worst that country has seen in seven years. at least 34 people have died. dozens are still missing. >> thousands of people have been stranded by washed-out bridges and roads. some 200,000 are still without electricity. it was just six months ago that the tsunami killed 21,000 people in japan. boy, hard-hit country for sure. >>> there has been another significant blow to al qaeda's top leadadship. eunice al maw ra kahnny is in custody after his capture by papastani agents working with the cia. experts say al mara tawny's role was to hit economic targets in the u.s. and around the globe. can't tour appears to usher in a new era of cooperation. after som
michigan back in 2008. some really tough jobs numbers in that state as well. you mentioned the national numbers. if you look at michigan, 10.9% unemployment there. in detroit alone, the unemployment rate gets even higher. almost 16%. so those figures certainly aren't helping the president. a lot of people wondering what he's going to say today. white house officials tell me he'll be talking about the importance of the middle class to this recovery, and he will also be challenging democrats and republicans to get behind this big jobs plan that he's going to unveil on thursday. a lot of these union members have been pushing the president to go big on this jobs plan. will he? we'll have to wait until thursday to find out. but we'll be listening to see if we get a glimpse of what he's going to say on thursday today. craig. >> kristen welker at the white house for us this morning. thank you. >> reporter: thanks. >>> texas officials are calling for any and all firefighters around austin to report for duty. wildfires threaten entire neighborhoods there. strong winds pushed the flames across th
money for a solar plant in texas. congressman upton wanted five clean energy projects in michigan. representative cliff stearns asked for a battery manufacturing plant in florida. these requests for funding came from the same program that have been discussed being cut the last two days. i ask unanimous consent to insert this in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. slaughter: i urge all of my colleagues to stand by your beliefs. if you thought the bill was wrong yesterday, there is no reason to think the bill is better today. virtually nothing has changed. i urge my colleagues to oppose this rule and flawed bill and reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. dreier: i would like to say when ms. pelosi was speaker of the house of representatives, my friend from rochester was chairman of the rules committee and hurricane katrina was offset. i urge my colleagues to offset and i reserve. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from massachusetts, a member of the committee on rules, mr.
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%, that's five points above the national average. michigan is a state he won by a huge margin in 2008. today things are not looking as good particularly on the jobs front. at his speech to a labor audience in hard-hit detroit today, president obama is expected to hail the success of the 2009 auto industry bailout, and call on members of both parties to come together to solve the jobs crisis. >> there's a lot of talk in washington these days about creating jobs but it doesn't help when those same folks turn around and risk losing hundreds of thousands of jobs just because of policical gamesmanship. >> reporter: this days after a report shows no new jobs were created in july. rivals like mitt romney, in michigan, one of his home states, continue to hammer the president with. >> we have last month zero job creation. look a shutout is okay in baseball it's not good when you're talking about jobs. >> reporter: congress returns from mid summer recess this week and president obama is calling on lawmakers to extend the transportation bill. the white house claims fai
. the president travels to michigan. that's a state that's struggling with an unemployment rate over the national average. and look at detroit metro area. unemployment there is nearing 16%. kristen welker is live at the white house to give us a preview of what's to come. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, thomas. president obama won michigan back in 2008. he certainly wants to hold on to that state. those figures you mentioned aren't going to help his case. neither are the national numbers we got out on friday. of course, some really dismal jobs numbers which showed no net gain in jobs during the month of august. the unemployment rate remaining at 9. %. it gets even higher if you look at the african-american community where the rate is at 16.7%. republicans came out today. the republican national committee swinging saying on this labor day it is a reminder the president hasn't doesn't enough to stimulate job groelt and he's, in gaged in job-killing measures. the white house has pushed back against that saying we've created 2.4 million jobs. of course, we're going to have some head wi
. severe storm potential from iowa, through wisconsin, up to michigan. winds up to 80 miles an hour. you might need to sit down in the southern plains. cold front coming in. 90s today, but monday, 82. taking a look across the big board, on the west southwest coast, nice. temperatures nice and t big e of summemer, holiday w weekend. it will feel le summitt. temperatures around 70 degrees, dewpnt creeping up. is g getting sticky out there. lee could bring heavy rain later. not for this weekend. you will see a chance of a shower today, but for the most part, cloudy skies. up t >> we'll have another look at weather in a few minutes. bianna? >>> now to a mystery in ohio that has police there trying to get to the bottom of things. how did hundreds of pairs of ladies underwear end up along the road in a cincinnati suburb? >> reporter: call it the cotton conundrum. the people of lancaster, ohio, woke up to hundreds of pairs of underwear. >> somebody's missing something. >> this comes from one woman's home? she has quite a lingerie collection. >> just -- weird. >> reporter: some of the unusual un
to michigan. also showers, thunderstorms, along the east coast from maine done to the sunshine state. and thunderstorms in the plains, in the rockies, and mountain snow in colorado. >> ooh, snow. did you say snow? >> cold. >> damp 64, seattle. 74, in billings, 50s from fargo to chicago. dallas dips below 80 for the first time in months. 88 in new orleans. 73 here in new york. >> that ain't bad. 73. i'll take that any day. >> let's leave it like that. don't move. >> pause it. we need california weather all year round. that would be good. >>> here is something you don't hear every day. people taking heroic measures to save a bear. >> that's right. he was found on mt. rainier, a couple of weeks back, close to death. now vets decided he needed a blood transfusion which is rare for a bear, they got some blood from an older healthier bear and almost immediately the sick bear started getting better. >> he is gaining weight and said to be alert, active. if he continues to improve he will be released into the wild. >> i know you could care less. >> whatever. >> we'll be back with m
states with the fewest big disasters? maine, michigan and ironically this week at least, vermont. clearly mother nature doesn't always follow government statistics. and the locusts? they have to go somewhere. john berman, abc news, new york. >> thanks for watching tonight. we're always reporting on abcnews.com. and check out "nightline's" exclusive interview with marc anthony later. ll see you tomorrow on "gma." have a good night. >>> investors ratchet up their case against a man accused of a ponzy scheme. >> and solyndra may have broken the law when it sent home without job autos protesters targeted bart now goes to battle in courts. tonight the pleas to a indictment. >> and a foreclosure crisis hits home for this woman, who could wind up homeless if the bank won't modify her loan. >>> good evening, a major class action lawsuit has been filed and could turn out to be the largest securities fraud in state history. >> it's a story first broke last week, thousands are out more than $700 million and dan noyes is live with the latest in this case. >> we told you fbi and sec are investigating
peninsula of michigan. showers meanwhile, from b burlingt burlington, vermont, to pittsburgh. >> 83 in salt lake city. and near 90 in albuquerque. dallas climbs to 102. chicago, 91. detroit, 85. 74 in boston. 84 in baltimore and 91 in new orleans. >> and coming up after the break, the report card that warns we are not for eady for another 9/11 attack. >>> and then why the suspect in the case of a missing american in aruba isn't getting out of jail any timim soon. >>> perhaps the nastiest story of the day. a mystery is afoot in vancouver where severed feet are washing ashore. >>> overseas markets are up this morning on good economic and financial news from the u.s. tokyo's nikkei average gained 99 points today. hong kong's hang seng is up more than 200. in london the ftse opened higher. on wall street the dow was up 53 1/2 points yesterday. the nasdaq index was up 3, however, it was the worst august in ten years for both indices. >>> washington says no to a major merger. the justice department is now suing to block at&t's acquisition of t-mobile. the government says the deal would decrease c
the body of 59-year-old john wallace, the michigan native was mauled to death by a grizzly as he hiked alone. >> my brother absolutely loved the outdoors and worked in one of the national parks and loved to just hike in nature. >> reporter: in yellowstone's 140-year history, there's been only seven fatal bear attacks, but two have come just this summer. rangers are so concerned they have set traps to catch the bear. the trap is fairly simple, once the bait is inside, the bear walks in through the backdoor. once it reaches for the food, the bear trips the lever and then the gate slams shut. across the west, it's been a summer of vicious attacks. >> it bit down on my head. >> reporter: sam was hiking with friends just north of anchorage this summer when he was mauled by a grizzly. >> i kept saying i'm going to die, i'm going to die. >> the bears are real intent on feeding so you're more likely to have a close, surprise encounter with bears at this time of the year. >> reporter: although fatal attacks are rare, people are pushing limits infringing on bear territory. since 2000, there's be
for lobster, cars and ice cream. the three states with the fewest big disasters? maine, michigan and ironically this week at least, vermont. clearly mother nature doesn't always follow government st statist statistics. and the locusts? they have to go somewhere. john berman, abc news, new york. >> thanks for watching tonight. we're always reporting on abcnews.com. exclusive interview with marc anthony later. i'll see you tomorrow on "gma." have a good night.
and vice president biden hitting the campaign trail on this labor day. the president will be in michigan, speak to a detroit labor council while the vice president heads to cincinnati, ohio, for an afl-cio event. >>> the top republican candidates for president will be in south carolina today for senator jim demint's tea party presidential forum. you can see that live beginning at 3:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. >>> and will eddie murphy host the 2012 oscars? reports say the actor and comedian has emerged as the leading candidate to host the february oscar telecast. a final decision could be made this week. >>> and that's the news you need to start your day. "american morning's" back right after this break. . >>> general motors is betting the new chevy sonic will be big in the small car market. it's the first subcompact to be built in the u.s. in decades and the first 2012 sonic is coming off the assembly line at a gm plant that was shut down. it's now full of life and workers again. cnn's casey wian has the story from orion, michigan. >> reporter: brad was working at a gm plant in wiscons
pressures in states like ohio, michigan and wisconsin that would be hit hardest by these rules. kelly: we understand the u.s. chamber of commerce signed on to support the president on this one. >> reporter: he did what they told him to do so it make sense they would be enthusiastic about it. this was one of the regulations when house speaker john boehner said to the president, you tell us if you have any regulations in the pipeline that with cost more than a billion dollars, this is at the top of the list. this is an expensive regulation and would have far-reaching effects. this went a long way for boehner and the chamber what to take care of first and they are happy with this choice. kelly: thanks very much. jamie: new jobs numbers show hiring completely stalled in august. and the national unemployment rate stayed at 9.1%. but according to the bureau of lane statistics that number jumps to 16% for -- for african-americans. one non-profit group is trying to turn it around. >> reporter: the black chamber of commerce, they have a keen interest. when you start look at inner cities like detro
and their families in detroit, michigan. he'll discuss his efforts to create jobs and strengthen the economy. this visit comes after a dismal jobs report on friday that showed employers had pretty much stopped hiring during the month of august. many economists had expected more than 90,000 new jobs to be adding in august. the president will outline what the white house is calling a comprehensive job creation plan this thursday during a speech to a joint session of congress. >>> sunday mark the 10th anniversary of the september 11 attacks. police in d.c. are already ramping up security. we have more live on the precautions that are being taken. >> reporter: good morning to you. police say across the country no matter where you are, they will be putting additional police officers on the streets. d.c. police chief lanier says officers will focus on ceremony and mass transit. there's a nationwide warning about al qaeda threats involving small planes. they say al qaeda was considering attacks with small planes as recently as this year. >> i think we're definitely better off. both of my parents wo
parent's generation. >> reporter: in detroit michigan where unemployment is 14% union members held up signs saying america wants to work while they waited to hear from president obama. [ chanting ] >> thank you everybody. >> reporter: the president's message our economy works best when the middle class is thriving, mr. obama will support more action to boost hiring. >> the time for action is now no more manufactured crisis no more games now is not the time for the people you sent to washington to worry about their jobs now is the time for them to worry about your jobs. >> reporter: the challenge is immense there are 14 million unemployed americans and another 8.1 million who aren't working as many hours as they would like companies concerned about the cost of benefits and economy would likely add more hours, before they added more workers. back in green belt maryland they are still finding reason to celebrate. >> thank you. >> you are welcome. >> reporter: women like janice now have opportunities to start their own businesses >> i run a nonprofit organization i started myself. >> rep
of michigan and notre dame. lightning appeared to hit the football stadium in south bend, indiana, on saturday. the nearly 80,000 fans evacuated already. game time was a whopping 5 hours, 59 minutes and the fighting irish lost to the south florida bowls. >>> green day frontman wasn't having a blast while flying last week. he was kicked off a southwest flight because of all things, his saggy pants. the flight attendant had asked him to hike them up to which he responded, don't you have better things to do. they apologized to the singer who took the next flight from oakland to burbank. >>> that 22-year-old south african runner that some people thought was a man came in second. he was leading but then lost by half a second back in 2009 after the berlin world championships. she was accused of being a man because of her looks and ability, but gender testing cleared her to compete as a woman. >>> finally, remember the lost penguin that became a worldwide celebrity after he washed up on a new zealand beach? scientists tried releasing the little guy named, happy feet. eventually he slid down the slide
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